Here we have Thrashed, a solo study in the Thrash Metal style that gained popularity in the mid 1980’s with bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus and Overkill. The style is based around fast palm muted downstroke riffs, alternate picking and fast bluesy hammer-on licks with bending and vibrato.
In this gypsy jazz lesson we will learn "Stompin' at Decca" - a composition written by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli. It was recorded in January 1938. This lesson will help you improve your gypsy jazz vocabulary, swing feel, phrasing, rhythm changes and improvisational skills.
This song was my entry for Guitar Idol III. It involves some of my favourite rock techniques and licks, and it will improve your alternate picking, tapping, and string skipping, as well as develop stamina in your right hand, thanks to the prolonged wide stretches.